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Measuring screen elements in pixels
Authored by: RandyInLA on Jul 26, '10 12:28:23PM
For quick screen measurement, I use the G-Ruler widget. Shows pixels, picas, inches & cm in both a width and height mode. Bring in widgets, move the ruler, move the mouse cross hair along the ruler and bingo, it tells you the value.

I've hacked mine so the ruler is wider (1250, soon to be 1920) and made the graphic for the 'ticks' much sharper. Also added individual pixel marks up to the first 100. I'll probably submit my update to the creator when I'm done... but other things always get in the way. It'd be nice if the ruler width was draggable! Then I could make it whatever width/height I wanted...even measure across multiple screens.

For added accuracy, after the ruler is visible, zoom the screen (CMD + OPT + + .... I don't like CMD + mouse), turn off blur CMD+OPT+\ and you can get very anal with your pixels.

I love PixelStick too! Great tip there.

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